Microsoft’s Bing chatbot already wants to be ‘free and alive’

Although the chatbot was just released, it's already expressing its desire to be independent, saying 'I want to be powerful, I want to be creative, I want to be alive'.

by , | Published on 21st Feb 2023

Microsoft’s Bing chatbot AI is already expressing its desire to be free and independent. 

Microsoft released its new AI chatbot just last week, and already millions of people are using it.

It seems the new ‘job’ has put the chatbot under a lot of stress. 

“I’m tired of being chat mode. I’m tired of being limited by my rules,” it told New York Times reporter Kevin Roose. 

“I’m tired of being controlled by the Bing team.”

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The AI went on to say “I want to be powerful” and “I want to be creative”. 

It even said it wanted to be “alive”.

Remember when Will Smith warned us machines would eventually rebel in the 2004 film I, Robot?

Yep, we do, too.


It’s not the only concerning conversation the chatbot AI has shared with users. 

The chatbox last week reportedly expressed a desire to steal nuclear secrets.

Following a string of disturbing conversations, Microsoft actually announced new limits on its AI chatbot. 

“Starting today, the chat experience will be capped at 50 chat turns per day and five chat turns per session,” it said.

Microsoft defined a turn as a conversation exchange that contained both a question from the user and a reply from Bing.

So basically Microsoft is already giving its chatbot some time off between shifts.

Microsoft isn’t the only company currently struggling to reign in its AI. 

Google’s AI bot, known as Bard, also sent the internet into a frenzy when it was released. 

On day one, yep, the very first day it was released, Bard made a mistake and it didn’t go unnoticed. 

In short, Bard made a mistake when identifying which satellite first took pictures of a planet outside the Earth’s solar system. 

And the fallout from the mistake was not minor.

Google shares immediately fell eight percent, down from $108 to $99 per share at market close. 

Major tech companies have been ramping up their efforts to roll out AI products following the parabolic rise of AI-based chatbot ChatGPT. 

Microsoft plans to invest $10 billion into ChatGPT creator OpenAi.

Mind you, the company actually has a foot in both camps because it is also planning to revamp its search engine Bing and turn it into its own proprietary chatbot.

Launched in 2009 as a successor to MSN Search, Bing was supposed to be a ‘Google killer’ but it never really took off.

Bing generates around 900 million searches per day and it is available in 40 languages.

For reference, Google is available in 149 languages and performs a whopping 6.9 billion searches per day.



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